COVID-19 & Campus Updates

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases

Positive cases reported within the last 7 days











If you are identified as having been in contact with or in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you will be notified immediately. 

If a member of the community tests positive for COVID-19, they should complete and submit a Northwestern Qatar COVID-19 Report Form as soon as possible after receiving their results.

COVID-19 Updates

The latest information on Qatar’s Travel and Return can be found here. Please note that you are required to take a rapid antigen test within 24-hours of arrival and you should not return to campus until receiving a negative test result.

Northwestern’s home campus is also providing frequent updates on its website, which includes a FAQ page.

Northwestern Qatar

  • Anyone entering the Northwestern Qatar building will be required to show a green EHTERAZ app. 

  • Students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated, which is defined as receiving of one or two primary series shots, depending on type of vaccination.  A booster shot is not required. Subject to limited exceptions, students and faculty, are expected to attest to their vaccination status. Students should do that here; faculty and staff should go 

  • Face masks are no longer mandatory; however, they are recommended for anyone vulnerable or with a chronic condition, when you are near people who may have symptoms, or when you are in crowded or poorly ventilated areas.

  • Social distancing is no longer required.

  • If you are diagnosed with Covid-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus you should report this information immediately here (use NU-Q VPN). The isolation period has been reduced from 14 to seven days.

  • Please continue to take personal responsibility to protect yourself and others. If you feel sick or are in close contact with a COVID case, stay home, and seek medical advice

Qatar Foundation

  • The QF Primary Health Care Center (QF-PHCC) is providing in-person consultations along with telemedicine consultations. Patients should call QF-PHCC on 44541240 or 44541244, or email, to book an appointment. 


  • Qatar offers patients remote healthcare services between 7:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – 9:45 a.m. Telephone consultations can be arranged by calling 16000 and selecting your language, followed by option #2.

Campus Updates